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Disgraced MPs’ pensions revealed

Many MPs forced to resign after being embroiled in the ongoing expenses scandal will walk away with million pound taxpayer-funded pensions, according to reports.

According to The Sunday Times, Tory MP Andrew MacKay, who was forced to step down along with his wife Julie Kirkbride, is set for a commons pension worth £1.4m.

Douglas Hogg, the Tory MP who claimed to have his moat cleaned on expenses, is in line for a £1.25m pension after 30 years in office.

Anthony Steen has the equivalent of a £1.2m pension pot according to the paper and Treasury select committee member Peter Viggers, who claimed for a duck house for his pond, is sitting on a £1.1m pot.

Labour MPs such as Elliot Morley, who claimed for a mortgage that had already been paid off, will also do well. The Sunday Times reports Morley’s pension pot to be worth £949,400.

Meanwhile Margaret Moran, who famously claimed to treat dry rot at her Southampton home despite being MP for Luton, can expect a pension worth £551,623 after 13 years in the job.


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